Grosses

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' ($3.514M) Inches Past 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ($3.511M) in a Very Close Race for First on TuesdayAugust 20, 2014 12:53 PM

by Daniel Garris

In what was an extremely close race for first place on Tuesday, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returned to the top spot for the day with $3.514 million. Paramount's high-profile franchise re-launch outpaced Guardians of the Galaxy by a very slim $2,303 for the day. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was up 25 percent over Monday and down 54 percent from last Tuesday. The film continues to outpace expectations in a big way with $124.08 million through twelve days of release. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently running 20 percent ahead of the $103.78 million twelve-day gross of 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy was down one spot from Monday to place in a very close second with $3.511 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Marvel increased 22 percent over Monday and was down 47 percent from last Tuesday. Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed a stronger than expected $229.06 million in 19 days. That currently ranks the film as the sixth highest grossing release of 2014 thus far and the film will soon surpass X-Men: Days of Future Past to move into fifth place for the year.

Fox's Let's Be Cops held steady in third with $2.51 million. The low-budget action-comedy was up 19 percent over Monday, which represented one of the day's smaller daily increases among wide releases. Let's Be Cops surpassed the $30 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed a very solid $30.83 million in its first seven days. That is towards the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 22 percent behind the recent $39.45 million seven-day take of Tammy.

Lionsgate's The Expendables 3 took in $1.62 million to remain in fourth place. The third installment of the ensemble action franchise starring Sylvester Stallone was up a solid 23 percent over Monday, but still continues to disappoint in the bigger picture. The Expendables 3 has grossed $18.82 million in five days, which places it a sizable 46 percent behind the $34.61 million five-day start of 2012's The Expendables 2.

The Giver rounded out Tuesday's top five with $1.57 million. The young adult sci-fi adaptation from The Weinstein Company increased 20 percent over Monday's performance. With a five-day start of $15.19 million, The Giver is running towards the low end of expectations and 18 percent ahead of the $12.83 million five-day take of last year's The Host.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Nov. 7 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Megamind$12,938,964-37%3,944--$3,281$46,016,8331Paramount / DreamWorks
2Due Date$7,436,409-43%3,355--$2,217$32,689,4061Warner Bros.
3For Colored Girls$4,289,088-45%2,127--$2,016$19,497,3241Lionsgate
4Red (2010)$2,003,621-51%3,229-120$621$71,664,9624Summit
5Saw 3D$1,734,599-49%2,8080$618$38,331,7832Lionsgate
6Paranormal Activity 2$1,460,544-54%3,168-71$461$76,959,8643Paramount
7Jackass 3D$1,105,985-50%2,165-974$511$110,668,3574Paramount
8Secretariat$1,056,847-41%2,614-494$404$51,031,0685Disney
9Hereafter$979,245-47%2,365-59$414$28,721,0664Warner Bros.
10The Social Network$746,867-54%1,860-907$402$84,871,4926Sony / Columbia
11Life As We Know It$641,944-55%1,950-910$329$48,506,2525Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conviction$407,342-46%672107$606$4,794,9304Fox Searchlight
2The Town$264,386-53%801-807$330$89,748,2398Warner Bros.
3Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$150,387-32%740-1270$203$54,011,5587Warner Bros.
4Waiting for 'Superman'$100,705-41%242-88$416$5,408,0807Paramount Vantage
5Easy A$97,449-58%486-776$201$57,227,6018Sony / Screen Gems
6Despicable Me$92,085-40%307-28$300$248,312,50018Universal
7Inception$75,448-47%291-110$259$291,448,10317Warner Bros.
8Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$66,919-62%353-580$190$51,887,4467Fox
9Alpha and Omega$49,014-22%288-388$170$24,452,3978Lionsgate
10Stone$46,275-41%109-16$425$1,490,3145Relativity / Overture
11Devil$45,440-60%284-351$160$33,466,5608Universal
12The Other Guys$40,980-46%235-67$174$119,021,11714Sony / Columbia
13Takers$40,123-44%21583$187$57,570,73211Sony / Screen Gems
14It's Kind of a Funny Story$39,120-51%201-276$195$6,195,2065Focus
15Nowhere Boy$38,030-43%17522$217$1,198,0035Weinstein Company
16Case 39$20,602-31%157-249$131$13,182,1746Paramount Vantage
17N-Secure$13,007-51%105-262$124$2,553,8524Freestyle

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fair Game (2010)$180,492-38%46--$3,924$651,0821Summit
2127 Hours$82,926-21%4--$20,732$264,8511Fox Searchlight
3Hubble 3D$53,081-33%60-1$885$17,746,61134Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Under the Sea 3D$12,470-39%14-2$891$24,714,04891Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Catfish$12,375-44%55-82$225$3,151,2188Universal / Rogue
6Never Let Me Go$11,697-39%51-75$229$2,284,2808Fox Searchlight
7Let Me In$7,444-46%95-283$78$11,999,4196Relativity / Overture
8Buried$7,361-31%46-61$160$1,028,6587Lionsgate
9Avatar$6,949-42%91$772$760,462,55947Fox
10The Tillman Story$3,904-27%240$163$764,98012Weinstein Company
11Wild Target$3,712-7%51$742$44,2592Freestyle
12Jack Goes Boating$3,609-43%31-4$116$492,6948Relativity / Overture
13Piranha 3D$1,802-46%6-13$300$25,001,53212Weinstein Company
14Winter's Bone$1,297-28%10-1$130$6,218,19522Roadside Attractions
15The Concert$482-54%4-2$121$653,68016Weinstein Company
16I Spit on Your Grave (2010)$234-52%2-1$117$91,5195Anchor Bay
17The Disappearance of Alice Creed$69--1--$69$166,98014Anchor Bay